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Book Review: De-Railed by Tim Irwin

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Derailed: Five Lessons Learned from Catastrophic Failures of Leadership by Tim Irwin is one of the most frightening books I've ever read... and if you're in leadership, you should buy it and be frightened by it as well! Irwin does a masterful job of presenting a comprehensive …

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How Important Is Character In Leadership?

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There was a recent study that suggested that power increases “moral hypocrisy.” That giving a person power makes that person feel entitled and causes a disconnect in their judgment. It also says that those in high-power positions tend to judge morality of others while not …

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Leader, Please Don’t Excuse Yourself

My father-in-law has often said that "an excuse is just a lie stuffed in the skin of a reason." That's a good definition. I have a tendency to make excuses sometimes, and I'm guessing you struggle with it sometimes yourself. For those in leadership, we tend to be especially …

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The Power of Flexibility in Ministry Leadership

Last year we bought a Nintento Wii and then later, a Wii Fit thingie designed to utterly humiliate me! It sighs when I step on the scale, mocks me for not showing up in xx# of days, and loves to point out how many Yoga moves I can't do because... I'm inflexible! But in …

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We Need Some Holy, Awe-inspiring Distractions

Stop it people!! Stop with your negativity! Stop the bickering, complaining, murmuring, backbiting, negative-thinking junk. Stop the stinkin' thinkin'!! …

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Chuck Swindoll on What to Do When Your Church Grows

So what is our task? What are our priorities? A properly functioning church stays committed to its four biblical essentials: teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread, and prayer (see Acts 2:42). Read that sentence again . . . please!read the whole article at …

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The Tougher Side of Leadership: Patience with People

People… they’re all around us! There are nearly seven billion of them on the planet and they’re all different. I think God purposely puts us in relationships (marriage, work, church, etc.) with people who are vastly different than we are and then chuckles as we try to get …

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Don’t Just Lead Well Today – Lead For a Lifetime

Most people are familiar with some of the great Bible heroes like King David, Noah, and Gideon the Judge. But often people don’t realize what all three of these leaders have in common: none finished as well as they could have. David committed adultery and murder, Noah got …

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Book Review: Building Your Leadership Resume by Johnny Hunt

I just finished reading Building Your Leadership Resume: Developing the Legacy that Will Outlast You (aff) by Johnny Hunt. Here's the bottom line... I feel like I've sat at at a table in a coffee shop with one of America's great Pastors as he's filled me with word upon word of …

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10 Reasons Why Humility is Vital to Great Leadership

Quickly think of five common traits of high-impact leaders... good time management, assertiveness, drive, energy, charisma, etc. Humility rarely lands in the list when it comes to our modern, top-down management systems. But Jesus (the greatest leader ever) and Moses (perhaps the …

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